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Bitter Springs (1950)

 -  Adventure | Drama  -  1951 (USA)
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Tommy Trinder is called in to smooth things out when Wally King encroaches upon Aboriginal Tribal ground.

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Complete credited cast:
Tommy Trinder ...
Tommy
Chips Rafferty ...
Wally King
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Mac
Jean Blue ...
Ma King
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Trooper
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
John King
Nonnie Piper ...
Emma King
Nicky Yardley ...
Charlie
Henry Murdoch ...
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Tommy Trinder is called in to smooth things out when Wally King encroaches upon Aboriginal Tribal ground.

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An adventure story of the Australian bush

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An English western ?. Maybe; but there is much more.
29 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The previous reviews document well about how this has been influenced by American westerns.

However, don't let this put you off in any way.

This movie is not a western movie with an Australian wrapping. It is not an English attempt at "Cowboys & Indians".

This movie documents well how the conflict between white settlers & Aboriginals started. White man wants land & water. White man cannot comprehend the Aboriginal culture of land & water ownership, and how it works. (Communally owned) Two opposing worlds collide. Two misunderstandings. Two cultures meet at a "fault line".

Remember that this is 1950. Australia has a "white Australia Policy". Aboriginals can't even vote !. This is a very brave film that tackled white Austalia's prejudices at the time.

The acting from Chips Rafferty is at its best. The Aboriginal actors did a great job too.

This movie should be shown to anyone interested in Australian history, and how "we got here" today.


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